A land I have grown to love over the years! I remember dreaming of missions many years ago as a young minister and always having a desire to see more souls saved and to make an impact in the world. But, I thought it was hopeless because I was not connected to any large denomination. I thought I would never be able to make the right contacts to see this come about in my life. God has and continues to bless us to have had many opportunities to preach in many states and unique places but I wondered would I ever end up on a mission field some where and if so, where? There were so many places that needed help, how would I choose the right place? But the Lord DID lead us to the right place and that's one thing I will never doubt. In spite of the challenges and all that has happened, I know part of my journey here was meant for me to work in Uganda.
Here I am pictured with my longtime friend, Andrew Edwards. It has been a unique journey in getting to know him over the years. When I first started going to Uganda many of the locals would laugh and call us "twins" because we resembled in body shape to which he would laugh. We picked often at each other about this. Eventually while in the A-teso region, I was given the name OPIO and he was called Odong. I have spent a lot of time with him and his family and watched his youngest daughter grow up. She is the same age as my daughter. Andrew has seen many wonderful things over the years. It would be a sad day if he were to pass away without those many stories being captured for future generations as a testimony. That's one thing I have enjoyed - the many stories and miracles that he has seen in his ministry and life around east Africa.
I have also been blessed to seen a lot of beautiful places in Uganda and I can clearly understand why it is sometimes referred to as The Pearl Of Africa.
In 2014 we first visited Nebbi. God blessed us very much in Nebbi. It was a placed I had felt God wanted me to go for a long time but was unable too. I so appreciated Brother Jeff Ssango organizing such a wonderful meeting there and expressing my wishes to the people. Everyone was happy and God gave us favor with the people of that area.
I have had so many experiences in Nebbi, too many to list here, and it has been a highlight of my ministry and life. It is a great place and great people to work with. I know Uganda will ever be in my heart. I have always shared, I may not know many things in life but one thing I do know, God meant for me to be in Uganda!